Jessica and Dylan were married at the beginning of this month at the gorgeous Roaring River Vineyards in Traphill, NC. This wedding was stunning and I will not soon forget it. The first signs of fall were all around us. The sun was shining and golden, the air was crisp and cooled off as the day went on, the leaves on the trees were just starting to change color. I can’t say enough how perfect this day was.
Jessica and Dylan first met through a mutual friend. They started dating back in 2015. Jessica and Dylan have different opinions on when their first date was. Dylan said he thinks that it was when they went to Boone together but Jessica said she didn’t know that was a date! Jessica calls their first date lunch at her favorite restaurant in her hometown, Village Inn Pizza. Dylan proposed in 2018 over a planned multi course dinner and wine pairing at Fleming’s restaurant. If you want to see more of Jessica and Dylan click here for their downtown Winston Salem engagement.
The morning of their wedding Jessica and her ladies had their hair and done at Salon 405 and their makeup done by Beautiful Faces By Melissa. They arrived to Roaring River Vineyards looking gorgeous in matching shirts. Jessica’s said “Changing my last name” and her bridesmaids said “But first, champagne.” Then they popped a bottle of champagne! Jessica also gave them adorable compacts that had their names on them as well. Jessica’s wedding planner Anna of Anna’s Wonderful Weddings had an area set up for mimosa’s inside that said “Pop the champagne, you’re changing your last name.” As a champagne lover I appreciated all of these champagne accents!
After the champagne celebration I got to hang out with Jessica and her girls while she put her dress and details on. One of my favorite details of Jessica’s was a cross necklace that belonged to her late Grandmother. Donning the dress is always a special moment and there were quite a few tears in the room. The entire wedding was full of joy and love. After getting ready Dylan and Jessica had their first look. Full of excitement, we went down to the Roaring River and got some amazing bride and groom pictures by the water.
We then met back up with their wedding party and finished photos with the bridesmaids and groomsmen. Jessica and Dylan’s ceremony was set in the midst of the trees under a gorgeous arbor overlooking the Roaring River. The arbor was decorated with gorgeous fall flowers from Bella’s Floral and Designs. At the end of their ceremony they walked down to aisle to their friends and family showering them with cute packets full of birdseed.
After family formals we headed up to the vineyard. These are some of my favorite bride and groom pictures ever. The location, all their gorgeous details from Dylan’s suit and hat to Jessica amazing dress and fall bouquet were perfect. We also got to take a few pictures behind the owner’s house which overlooked a mountain range! Lastly we headed down to the gate of the vineyard which is covered in Ivy and stunning!
Jessica and Dylan had the best beginning of their wedding day and the reception was no less amazing. Jessica loves Disney and Jessica’s bridesmaids surprised her with personally written reprises of Disney songs for her and Dylan. This included tons of laughs and lots of tears for Jessica. This was one of the best “speeches” I have ever seen! The rest of the evening was filled with great music from the band Hipshack. Jessica and Dylan have so many people who love them and came to celebrate their union.
From perfect weather to fall colors and stunning portrait locations, this wedding had the best of everything. Jessica and Dylan got to play in a river, dance in a vineyard and look out over a mountain side view together on their wedding day. What a dream it was to be picked to be a part of it.
Thank you Jessica and Dylan for trusting me to capture your memories. I hope you had the best honeymoon in Florida and that you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them!
VENUE | Roaring River Vineyards
SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER | Rachel McConoughey Photography
THIRD PHOTOGRAPHER | Taylor Elizabeth Photography
PLANNER | Anna’s Wonderful Weddings
VIDEOGRAPHER | Our Story Video Creations
FLORIST | Bella’s Floral & Designs
DRESS | Bridal Traditions
BAND | Hipshack
CAKE | Cheesecakes by Alex
CATERING | The Liberty Catering Company
MUA | Beautiful Faces By Melissa
HAIR | Salon 405
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES | Dressbarn
GROOMSMEN AND GROOMS ATTIRE | Men’s Wearhouse
INVITATIONS | Zazzle
RENTALS | A&J